Course Description:This course develops an understanding of the mental aspects of sport performance and learning mental skills that can be used to enhance sport performance.
Dr. Steve Givens
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Foundations of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Weinberg, Matthew Medical, 7th edition. ISBN: 9781492572350
See first-day handout.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
REC 1: Prepare individuals and groups to participate in a variety of sports.
REC 2: Demonstrate the ability to officiate various sport activities.
REC 3: Organize large group activities for a variety of sports.
REC 4: Lead group activities in a social setting.
REC 5: Recognize diverse needs of special populations.
REC 6: Describe various aspects of outdoor recreation, education and conservation.
REC 7: Demonstrate employability skills.
REC 8: Provide care for and demonstrate prevention of athletic injuries.
REC 9: Understand foundations of sport fitness and exercise physiology.
Course-level learning outcomes:
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Identify a variety of arousal reduction programming available on the internet
Identify environmental sources of anxiety/stress relative to sports performance
Identify terminology specific to certain sports related to environmental/personal sources of anxiety/stress
Present various arousal reduction techniques designed for groups
Identify historically significant events in the development of sport psychology as a science
Identify various aspects of group activities that may increase anxiety/stress
Identify various aspects of group activities that may reduce anxiety/stress
Identify expected levels of education and experience to practice sport psychology as a profession
Identify a variety of somatic and cognitive arousal/anxiety reduction techniques
Identify negative impacts of anxiety/stress on sports performance and overall health
|Projects/presentations, tests, written project|
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
Lecture is the primary method of instruction. Lectures are enhanced by board illustrations, concept maps, and/or power point presentations. Additional teaching strategies may include: use of inquiry, critical thinking, class discussions and/or oral presentations.
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